Denmark banned hydrogenated oil and heart-related disease in Denmark was cut in half.
Did the U.S. ban hydrogenated oil? No. The U.S. decided to be less than clear and make a law that seemed to ban hydrogenated oil, but that let manufacturers sneek it into their products while claiming their product is “Trans-fat Free.” (Note: hydrogenated oil is trans-fat.)
So, now, in the U.S., you can claim your product is “Trans-fat Free” if there is .5 of a gram or less in each serving (for instance, a serving of tiny packaged cookies can be two and a serving of potato chips can be nine or less).
So how can you tell tell if the manufacturer is trying to pull the wool over your eyes? You can read the ingredient list. If hydrogenated oil is listed you know they are trying to trick you.
The only way for Americans to protect their hearts (The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 2 grams of trans fats per day, and people often eat more than a few servings of packaged treats per day) is to read the label and refuse to eat anything that contains any amount of hydrogenated oil (trans fats).
The Labels are pretty confusing… would you like us to create a list of “Bad Snacks” so you can just check the list?